Steamroller injures construction worker

A construction worker was seriously injured while working on a city road project in the Inner Parkside neighborhood this afternoon, according to a fire department spokesman.

Firefighters called to the area of 18th Avenue and Vicente Street at 12:10 p.m. found a 50-year-old male construction worker lying next to a construction vehicle and in need of emergency medical aid, fire department spokesman Jonathan Baxter said.

Initial reports indicated the man was injured by a construction roller.

The man was taken to San Francisco General Hospital with serious injuries. Baxter said he did not know the man's current condition.

Baxter said the man was working on a city road project for contractor LC General Engineering and Construction Inc.

Police and the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health will be investigating the incident, Baxter said.